What is Colon?
The colon is part of the digestive system that has an inverted U shape. The colon is located in the lower right part of the abdomen, around the waist area, and runs along the right side of the body that ends at the rectum.
The colon has over one hundred trillion million bacteria. Did you know that there is more bacteria in the colon than they are within the skin, heart, bone, brain and the rest of the body's cell combined? Interesting right?
What is the function of the Colon?
The Colon's job is for the final stages of the digestive process that include absorbing water and electrolytes from indigestible food; to accept and store food remains that were not digested in the small intestine; and to eliminate waste (feces) from the body.
When these essential, life-giving ingredients are being properly absorbed, we feel awesome. But when the Colon is not working at it's optimal level it can begin to absorb toxins into the blood stream rather than eliminating them which can than cause us to feel yucky.
In the world we live in today it can place a serious toxic burden on the Colon, from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat that is lacking in nutrients filled with additives, preservatives, mysterious chemicals and medications which can take a toll on the Colon and our overall health. Some people may even develop Colitis.
What is Colitis?
Colitis refers to inflammation in the inner lining of the colon. Colitis can affect many aspects of life and this effect may become a stress in your daily life.
If digestion and colon function are not working well, the body operates in a state known as auto-intoxication. This means the body is working extra hard to get rid of toxins that have difficulty being recycled, rather than expelled.
What are some of the causes of Colitis?
What are some of the symptoms of Colitis?
Here's how we can help you!
Are you or someone you know suffering from Colitis? Is it affecting your ability to work, travel, or exercise? Did you ever consider modifying your diet? Is this something you would like to get a handle on? If so, call today to schedule a Nutrition Evaluation so Dr. Gucciardo can help you get a handle on your Colitis safely and naturally using proper nutrition.